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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:30:19 -0500
From: DaveH <>
Subject: Re: Ignition Key won't turn - 900NG

This is clearly the stupidest Usenet thread I've ever seen. >On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 22:44:24 -0500, "Kenneth S." <> >wrote: > > >> >> From previous experience in this news group, I know that there's no >>better way to set some people off than to question the positioning of >>the ignition key in Saabs. It's like tossing a hand grenade into the >>group. > >So you trolled it anyway. > >> Why would >>other manufacturers go to the expense of nonmandatory things like side >>airbags or antilock brakes, if they could make their products >>significantly safer by the simple expedient of putting the ignition key >>between the seats? > >Because they "sell" side airbags and antilock brakes at a profit. >I don't think that they could charge more for a safer key location >so they'd pay the redesign cost with no payback. Also, Saab drivers >tend to more flexible about innovations, whereas most car buyers >don't want something that's out of the norm (like you). > >> I think it's far more likely that the key between the seats is nothing >>more than a Saab distinguishing feature, > >Or other manufacturers are unwilling to be less than conventional. > >> If there were anything in the safety argument, Saab could put the >>ignition key in the dashboard, instead of the steering column. > >That's more dangerous than the steering column. > >Bob

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